Local Poets Launch Books in Derry Central Library Ahead of World Poetry Day

Local Poets Launch Books in Derry Central Library Ahead of World Poetry Day
Published 09 Mar 2023

‘Ticlish All Sorts’ and ‘Melancholia’ books

Libraries NI is delighted to welcome local poets James King and Nina Quigley to Derry Central Library on Monday 20 March at 6:00pm, for a launch of their latest books, ‘Ticlish All Sorts’ and ‘Melancholia’.

James King, author of ‘Ticlish All Sorts’, grew up in Larne, Co. Antrim and, since retiring from his post as Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Ulster, he has developed his career as a performance artist and sound poet.  ‘Ticlish All Sorts’ is the fourth in a series of books of poetry and drawings he has self-published.

Nina Quigley, author of ‘Melancholia’, lives in Inishowen and is a poet and visual performance artist.  ‘Melancholia’, is her second poetry collection and is published by Three Dancing Oaks Publishing. The collection features poems that have been published widely including award winning poems and experimental poetic fiction in a new voice.

Branch Manager of Derry Central Library, Simon Quigg, said:

“We are looking forward to  hearing from both James and Nina as they visit Derry Central Library, especially as it will be the night before World Poetry Day!

Everyone is invited to come along to enjoy readings from both books and to celebrate poetry’s timeless contribution to linguistic expression and culture.” 

James King and Nina Quigley will be in Derry Central Library on Monday 20 March (the night before World Poetry Day) at 6:00pm

To book a place telephone Derry Central Library on 028 7122 9990 or
email derrycentral.library@librariesni.org.uk